Current undergraduate students can earn up to 8 college credits/quarter and masters students can earn up to 6 credits/quarter.
Position pays: $16/hour for 20 hours a week.
However, additional hours are frequently available during field trips and other funded K-12 Programs throughout the year.
This Estuarium internship program provides college students and recent graduates with environmental education and animal husbandry experience, as well as experience with working at a growing non-profit organization. While the majority of the internship will be spent assisting the Education Coordinator by providing hands-on field trips to K-12 school groups, leading beach investigations, and delivering marine programs for the community; this position will require staffing the information desk, helping in facilities maintenance, and assisting with administrative projects.
● Attend all Education Team meetings and trainings.
● Lead a variety of environmental education programs for the public, including but not limited to, hands-on dissections, low tide investigations, plankton tows, and short lectures on such topics as marine biodiversity, water quality and estuaries; For a description of each program that we offer, please visit https://pugetsoundestuarium.org/education/;
● Create, document, and organize lesson plans, assessments, and evaluations in a professional manner by shadowing and learning from the current Estuarium staff, and by independent research.
● Assist with other duties as necessary, including working at the information desk, facilities maintenance, and the Estuarium Office;
● Foster learning opportunities that inspire people of all ages to connect with, protect, and enjoy the unique estuary environment of south Puget Sound
● Assist with special events activities including facility events, lectures, and hosting visiting groups of students and scouts;
● Other duties as assigned.
● On the Water (May)
● Estuary Life and Landforms (Oct)
● Classroom Robotics at Bud Bay (CRABB) (Mar)
● Capitol Land Trust (Spring/Fall)
● Meet the Beach (Spring/Summer/Fall)
● Estuarium (All year)
● Estuary Explorers Spring Tide and Summer Camp
● STEM Programs with Together!
● South Sound Green Student Congress
● South Sound GREEN Nearshore Program
● Expanding Horizons
● Squaxin Tribe Partnership
All Ages Programs
● Pier Peer (all year)
● Bird Walk (spring-fall)
● Sea Stroll (spring-fall)
● Meet the Beach (spring-summer)
● Estuarium interpreter (all year)
● Currently enrolled in college course in environmental or marine biology field, education, communications, natural resource management, business or public administration, or related field,
● or Recent graduate in fields listed above.
● Excellent listening and communication skills. Good public speaking skills; comfortable speaking to diverse groups of people.
● Excels at working with a wide variety of community members/volunteers.
● Interpersonal skills essential for working collaboratively with staff, board, donors, partners, and the regional community.
● Computer proficiency with knowledge of MS Office applications.
● Ability to be self-directed and work within a team environment.
● Ability to work in physically challenging environments including long periods exposed in extreme temperatures and field conditions while keeping an upbeat personality.
● Ability to lift 40 lbs.
● Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
● CLEAN Background check is required before selection.
● Previous work as an educator and developing STEM, NGSS, Common Core, and NOAA Ocean Literacy aligned curriculum desired.
● Current First Aid/CPR certified or ability to become certified after hire.
Applicant will use their own personal computer as well as the Estuarium’s desktop, and easily learn new computer programs/apps. Current undergraduate students can earn up to 8 college credits/quarter and masters students can earn up to 6 credits/quarter. Position pays: $16/hour for 20 hours a week. However, additional hours are frequently available during field trips and other funded K-12 Programs throughout the year. The Education/NP Intern reports to the Education Coordinator/Executive Director and communicates regularly with all Estuarium staff.
If you are interested in this internship position, please email your resume, cover letter, a list of three professional references to (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 2/15/2023, and CC our Executive Director (email@example.com). If you desire more information about the Environmental Education and Non-profit Internship, please send questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.